The Olympics wrapped up a couple weeks ago and like most people, I watched a little of everything.
Okay, fine, I obsessively watched every moment I could snag for 2 weeks, often forgoing sleep and rearranging my schedule to catch specific matches.
I even temporarily rearranged all the furniture in our living room like a madwoman to permanently set up a TV (we normally keep ours tucked away in a closet so we’re not tempted to watch round the clock).
My husband and friends may or may not have contemplated getting me a tinfoil hat I was starting to act so crazy…
But the one sport that I manically scanned for on NBC, Telemundo, Universo, BBC, and any other international TV station that would show the Olympics:
Any country playing any other country – it didn’t even have to feature Americans.
I don’t care what form it’s in, I’m obsessed with volleyball.
That may have something to do with the fact that I used to play hard-core and almost went to the 2008 Olympic trials. But that’s another story – it’s a sad one involving a major knee injury, so I’ll skip it here.
Volleyball is a seriously kick-ass sport.
Most of the serves and spikes that occur at the Olympic level happen at around 60 mph. Imagine being able to hit a ball with that much power, let alone hitting the ball into another player’s face at that speed.
…not that I’ve ever done that or even contemplated doing it…
So you can imagine if/when something goes wrong in a player’s shoulder, it can really go wrong.
When you’re dealing with that much power, you need a fantastic foundation in your joints – particularly your shoulders in the case of volleyball – so nothing goes wrong. Or in the event something does go wrong, you’ll know how to bounce right back.
Today’s mini-class dives into some basic mobility drills for building just that kind of rock-solid shoulder foundation.
Whether you’re looking to play for fun in a rec sports league, or you just want to be able to reach up to the high shelf without pain, today’s mini-class addresses shoulder pain while lifting overhead.
Watch the class now to see how you can start building a pain-free foundation in your shoulders, especially for lifting overhead.
Wishing you a great week filled with lots of spiking the ball in your opponent’s face*,
*Metaphorically, of course – unless it’s your coworker Gina who always likes to complain about being too busy to get any work done but then calls 6 team meetings a week that easily could/should have been accomplished over email. *sigh* Every office has a Gina.